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Æthelbald

(ĕ`thəlbôld, ă`–), d. 757, king of Mercia (716–57), grandson of a brother of Penda. He spent years in exile before he became king. A strong ruler, by 731 he controlled all England S of the Humber River and led expeditions into Northumbria (740) and against the Welsh (743). He was murdered by his bodyguard.
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Three of Alfred's brothers, Ethelstan, Ethelbald, and Ethelbert, had died by 865, the last two of the three reigning successively as Kings.
It enters history in the early 8th century when Sigward, a follower of King Ethelbald of Mercia, sold his estate there to the future St Milburga, abbess of Cluniac Priory at Wenlock.
It is generally thought that Wat's Dyke was built by Offa's predecessor, King Ethelbald who reigned 716-757AD.
Both earthworks seem to be firmly set in the eighth century, and although Wats Dyke may belong to the reign of Ethelbald, the similarity between them suggests the strong possibility that it too was the work of Offa's engineers.
In Eighth Century England the King of Mercia, Ethelbald, cheekily annexed London from Essex and claimed to be King of Britain.
In the 11th century, Lench belonged to the Abbot of Evesham, who was granted it by Ethelbald, King of Mercia.
Flintshire council firstKING Ethelbald of Mercia (716-757) built Wat's Dyke from Basingwerk, near Holywell, to the River Severn, near Welshpool, to mark the frontier between his lands and the lands of the Welsh.